Keenan Allen is still a top fantasy receiving option on the LA Chargers, but what about everyone else?
Fantasy football is back! If you’re like me, you have more than a few drafts coming up. This week, I want to go position by position and discuss the fantasy outlook of each LA Chargers‘ offensive player in 2020.
With this year’s unique training camp, this will be one of the tougher fantasy drafts to evaluate. The lack of information and player reps before the last month is obviously unusual for an offseason. That being said, there are still some educated guesses that can be made:
Keenan Allen simply doesn’t get the proper fantasy love he should. It feels like he goes in the fourth or fifth round every year when he arguably should be going higher with his production. In the last three years, only Allen, Zach Ertz, and DeAndre Hopkins have had 70 receptions and six touchdowns in each season.
Allen does get flack for not being as consistent week to week from a fantasy production standpoint, but the production he brings over the course of the season makes up for it. He also might have to carry a little bit of an extra load for a while due to Mike Williams‘ shoulder injury.
Some are concerned about Allen’s fantasy outlook this year due to the change at quarterback. Tyrod Taylor will replace Philip Rivers following his departure to Indianapolis. Justin Herbert factors into some of the fear for Allen’s production as well.
Frankly, though, this fear seems a bit overstated. As a true WR1, Allen is likely getting 1000 yards with 5+ touchdowns regardless of the quarterback situation. If Herbert does usurp Taylor at some point this season, it’s likely he’ll rely on Allen even more than Taylor did.
Take Allen in the fourth round if he’s there. Don’t overthink it.